Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Handy
Ron Handy has had a long and varied career in professional in spite of playing only 14 games in the NHL. Drafted by the New York Islanders in 1981, Handy spent the next two seasons in the minors, earning a CHL Second All-Star team appearance in 1984. In 1984-85 he played 10 games for the Islanders, and spent the balance of that season and all the next in the AHL with the Springfield Indians. Handy spent the 1986-87 season in the IHL with the Indianapolis Checkers where he led the league in goals with 55 and had a total 135 points. His performance won him a spot on the IHL Second All-Star team and a contract with the St. Louis Blues, who signed him as a free agent in September 1987.
A number of injuries in the Blues usual line-up gave him a chance to don the St. Louis jersey for four games mid-season, but once everyone was well it was back to the IHL for Handy. He had 116 points for the Peoria Rivermen and was named to the IHL First all- Star team. He spent the next six seasons in the IHL, producing good numbers and winning the Playoff MVP trophy in 1992. He moved on the CHL and earned Playoff MVP honours there in 1994 and 1995. He remained in the minors until December 2000 when he was named head coach of the ECHL Arkansas RiverBlades.
REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Toronto Marlboros MTHL 39 48 60 108
1979-80 Port Credit Titans ON-Jr.B 3 2 3 5 0
1980-81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 66 43 43 86 45 18 3 5 8 25
1981-82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 20 15 10 25 20
1981-82 Kingston Canadians OHL 44 35 38 73 23 4 1 1 2 16
1982-83 Kingston Canadians OHL 67 52 96 148 64
1982-83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 9 2 7 9 0 10 3 8 11 18
1983-84 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 66 29 46 75 40 10 2 5 7 0
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 10 0 2 2 0 -1
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 69 29 35 64 38 3 2 2 4 0
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 79 31 30 61 66
1986-87 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 82 55 80 135 57 6 4 3 7 2
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1
1987-88 Peoria Rivermen IHL 78 53 63 116 61 7 2 3 5 4
1988-89 Indianapolis Ice IHL 81 43 57 100 24
1989-90 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 82 36 39 75 52 5 3 1 4 0
1990-91 Kansas City Blades IHL 64 42 39 81 41
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 38 16 19 35 30 15 13 8 21 8
1992-93 Peoria Rivermen IHL 18 0 7 7 16
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 6 1 1 2 2
1992-93 Wichita Thunder CHL 11 6 12 18 20
1993-94 Wichita Thunder CHL 57 29 80 109 98 11 12 10 22 12
1994-95 Sheffield Steelers BH-Cup 12 10 10 20 31
1994-95 Sheffield Steelers Britain 6 8 6 14 2
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Wichita Thunder CHL 46 24 45 69 72 11 15 16 31 4
1995-96 Huntsville Channel Cats SHL 3 3 1 4 0
1995-96 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 58 20 65 85 34 5 2 4 6 2
1996-97 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 66 33 67 100 58 17 5 17 22 0
1997-98 Huntsville Channel Cats CHL 46 27 33 60 50 +11 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Lake Charles Ice Pirates WPHL 15 5 10 15 21 +1
1999-00 Arkansas RiverBlades ECHL 9 1 1 2 8 -8
NHL Totals 14 0 3 3 0


CHL Second All-Star Team (1984, 1994)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
IHL First All-Star Team (1988)
Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP - IHL) (1992)
President's Trophy (Playoff MVP - CHL) (1994, 1995)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September, 1987.
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